Saturday’s “Food to Freedom Franklin” event provides food and school supplies


FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) – Operation Blessing has partnered with Bon Secours health system to host a community food distribution event.

The Hunger Strike Force (HSF), the largest national program of humanitarian organization Operation Blessing, has announced plans to organize “Food to Freedom Franklin”.

Officials for the event said the food distribution would take place from South Hampton Memorial Hospital on Saturday, August 28 at 10 a.m.

Operation Bénédiction and Bon Secours staff will be on hand to distribute free groceries, school supplies, hot meals and other necessary items to residents.

Staff say everyone is welcome and the event will take place rain or shine, while supplies last.

Hunger Strike Force is Operation Blessing’s largest nationwide program with warehouses in Florida, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

They deliver food and supplies weekly to more than 100 community partners in cities across the United States.

“Operation Blessing helps people in dozens of countries every year, but we also help many members of our own community of Hampton Roads,” said Gordon Robertson, President and COO of Operation Blessing. “Our long-standing partnership with Bon Secours has been a great help in relieving the burden of providing food for many local families.

“From Food to Freedom Franklin” will mark 12 years since Operation Blessing and the Bon Secours health system first collaborated to help the local community.

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